Department of International Affairs

Japan Science and Technology Agency



Japan-USA Joint Workshop on 'Cognitive Robotics'

独立行政法人 科学技術振興機構(JST)では、米国科学技術財団(NSF)と共同で「認知ロボティクス」分野における共同研究の課題探索と、研究者のペアリング支援のためのワークショップを以下のとおり開催することとし、参加者を募集しています。

テーマ : 「認知ロボティクス」分野
開催日時 : 平成23年10月7日(金)〜9日(日)
開催場所 : JST研究開発戦略センター (CRDS)
〒102-0084 東京都千代田区二番町3番地 麹町スクエアビル
主催 : 独立行政法人 科学技術振興機構(JST)
使用言語 : 英語

Dear Colleague(s),

on Oct. 7-9, 2011, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will organize a workshop in Tokyo on US-Japan collaborative research in the area of Cognitive Robotics, which is broadly standing for fundamental and applied research for advancing autonomous robotics for a robotics-aided better quality of life. The workshop will bring together US-Japan collaborative research teams in order to discuss and shape important areas of research that should receive funding by both NSF and JST in the future.

In this “Call for White Papers”, we are soliciting proposals from US-Japan teams who would like to attend this workshop. Discount travel expenses for attending the workshop for one US and one Japanese team member will be covered jointly by JST and NSF. A white paper should:

- be restricted to a maximum of 5 pages (1 inch (2.5cm) left/right/top/down margin,
12pt font (Times,Palatino, or similar), single spaced);

- propose a US-Japanese collaborative team, with a clear statement of the interest of each member of the team,
the role/expertise of each team member, and previous collaborations and results, if applicable;

- outline a research agenda relevant to Cognitive Robotics and its societal relevance;

- explain why a US-Japan collaborative funding would be more than just national funding to each of
the individual teams;

- explain the mechanisms of collaborative research.

Time Line:

May 31, 2011 : Due date for White Papers June 30, 2011 : Notification for accept/decline of White Papers July 15, 2011 : Final workshop program Oct. 7-9,2011 : Workshop in Japan

Inquiries concerning this call for white papers can be sent to:

(for general inquiries)
(for JST specific inquiries)

Submissions of white papers need to be emailed as a single PDF file before or on May 31, 2011 (local time) to:

Best wishes,

Kazuhiro Kosuge (Coordinator for Japan)
Geng Tu (JST Program Manager)
Stefan Schaal (Coordinator for US)
Tom Henderson (NSF Program Manager)

Contact for Inquiries

Japan Science and Technology Agency
Dept. International Affairs
Tel:03-5214-7375 FAX:03-5214-7379

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